I worked for a guy who is a family friend for almost the entire duration of my freshman year in college. I occasionally go out there when he needs me to help, but most of the time I end up going there when I need some good company. Working for Jim taught me many life lessons. He gave me his incredibly worn and scratched up sunglasses that I almost always wear outside. Jim made sure that I’d eat when he knew I couldn’t afford a decent meal. He taught me the importance of patience, when to talk and when not to talk, and that, sometimes, you just can’t let people walk all over you. Then again, sometimes you have to let the other guy win. Most importantly, Jim taught me that even when you think you have no one, you have someone.